IR Seminar - Beyond governance? A look at how shifting models in markets threaten transparency

This half day seminar, moderated by Richard Davies - Managing Director of RD:IR will explore the effectiveness of the equity capital markets, including the rise of private equity and debt as a source of alternative funding. How does technology play its part in capital raising? Will blockchain technology provide a mechanism to bring everyone to the highest degree of accountability; and are cryptocurrencies the money of the future? Looking more broadly, guest speakers will also address the changes in US governance under Trump and how the asset managers are fighting back.

9.00am Opening remarks - Richard Davies, Managing Director, RD:IR

9.10am Changes in US governance – George Dallas, International Corporate Governance Network

9.40am The new corporate funding -  Andrew Tusa, Deutsche Bank; Peter Montagnon, The Institute of Business Ethics;  Julian Macedo, The ECM Team

10.30am Coffee break

10.50am The impact of blockchain on asset management  - Keith Phillips, The Investment Association

11.30am The rise of crypto-currency in corporate funding – Tim Bird, Fieldfisher

12.10 Closing remarks – Richard Davies, Managing Director, RD:IR

12.15 LUNCH


  • 8.30am to 1.00pm Thursday 5 October, 2017


  • Instinctif, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ
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  • Free for full members
  • £100 plus VAT for non members

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